Cunard Insights is a distinct, credible and thought-provoking enrichment programme, allowing guests to step outside of their daily life and embark on a journey of self-development, enlightenment and enjoyment. 

With Cunard’s guests often having a desire for new knowledge, Cunard Insights aims to fulfil that want and leave guests feeling inspired through an eclectic mix of talks, workshops and discussions – from people who have shaped the world! Our Insights events on board also provide meaningful and often rare opportunities for guests to interact with acclaimed experts and personalities.

Read more below about some of the exciting bookings Cunard’s Guest Experience team has made for their 2024 Insights speaker programme: 

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Eddie Jordan – Eddie Jordan is a former racing driver, team owner and entrepreneur, famous for his habit of finding young drivers and giving them a chance to succeed. Grand Prix winners who have also driven for Eddie include Damon Hill, Nigel Mansell and Michael Schumacher. Since selling Jordan Grand Prix in 2005, Eddie has presented for UK TV coverage of Formula 1 on the BBC and Channel 4 and appeared as a presenter on Top Gear. 

Mike Reiss – Mike Reiss won four Emmys and two Peabody Awards during his 30 years writing for The Simpsons. He ran the show’s fourth season, which Entertainment Weekly called “the greatest season of the greatest show in history.” Mike has written 20 children’s books, as well as jokes for comedy legends like Johnny Carson, Joan Rivers, Garry Shandling… and Pope Francis! 

Queen Victoria: 

Rebecca Adlington – The first British female gold medallist swimmer since 1960, Becky Adlington has gone on to a successful TV career following her gold and bronze-studded stints at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.  

Denis Welch – Denise Welch has had an impressive career as an actress, TV personality, writer and broadcaster. She is well known for her roles in Coronation Street, Waterloo Road and Hollyoaks. Denise is also a regular panellist on ITV’s Loose Women. 

Queen Elizabeth: 

Ben Fogle – Ben Fogle is an award-winning broadcaster and adventurer. He has written nine Sunday Times best-selling books and is the former United Nations Patron of the Wilderness. Ben has climbed Mount Everest, rowed across the Atlantic, raced across Antarctica to the South Pole and crossed the deserts of the Empty Quarter in the Middle East.  

Ross Kemp – An icon of British television, BAFTA award-winning investigative journalist Ross Kemp has received critical acclaim for his hard-hitting reports. Over the years Ross has gained global influence as he travels far and wide to make hard-hitting documentaries, one of which he filmed in Alaska to document his journey through the Denali National Park. 

Queen Anne: 

Naga Munchetty – Award-winning journalist and broadcaster, Naga Munchetty is known and loved nationwide as one of the main presenters on Breakfast TV. Naga was named by the Asian Power List as one of the UK’s most powerful Asian females. 

Kevin McCloud – Kevin is best known for the internationally acclaimed Channel 4 series Grand Designs. Kevin has written several books on design and champions sustainable development, context, the historic environment, and ecological construction. He was awarded an MBE in 2014 for his services to architecture. 

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